500 Francs

Features

Issuer Canton of Lucerne
Issuing bank Bank in Lucerne
Type Standard banknote
Year 1877
Value 500 Francs (500)
Currency Franc (1857-1906)
Composition Paper
Size 220 × 135 mm
Shape Rectangular (hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 300717
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# S388,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
Richt/Kunz# KA133,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2003. Die Banknoten der Schweiz. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Richt/Kunz# KA136
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2003. Die Banknoten der Schweiz. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

In the middle, the name of the bank and value indication in monogram form. On the left, a woman's head above the city view. On the right, head of William Tell above the city view. Below, in the middle, the lion monument, flanked by the serial number.

Scripts: Latin, Latin (blackletter)

Lettering:
500 500
Die Bank in Luzern
zahlt dem Ueberbringer
Fünfhundert Franken
Luzern, den 1. Januar 1877.

DER DIRECTOR
DER PRÄSIDENT
DER CASSIER

Reverse

Name of the bank in French, in the corners the decorative value numbers. In the middle: the winged Mercury head between the name of the bank in monogram form.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
500 500
BANQUE LUCERNE
500 500

Watermark

Watermark in two lines: "500 FR." and "BANK IN LUZERN" in a slightly darker colour.

Printer

Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, United Kingdom (1856-1990)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1877-Jan-01  KA#133; unsigned; without serial number
1877-Jan-01  KA#136; specimen; perforated with the inscription "SPECIMEN B.W & Co LONDON"

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